Kimono Design

An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns
Keiko Nitanai


Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colours, fabrics and embellishments to paint a portrait of Japanese culture, art and thought.

Lavish classical patterns, sweeping scenes, and the many motifs that have been woven, dyed, painted or embroidered into these textiles reveal a reflectiveness, a sense of humour, and an appreciation of exquisite beauty that is uniquely Japanese. Organised according to motifs traditionally associated with each season of the year, Kimono Design interprets the kimono's special language.

Extensive notes on all the motifs demonstrate how the kimono reflects changing times and a sense of the timeless. Information on jewellery, hairpins and other accessories is scattered throughout to give a fuller sense of the Japanese art of dress.


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